Archive List

July 1, 2017 at 4:58 am

Oh My Glasses Looks for Global Market

What about glasses and why Oh? A local glass frame dealer in Fukui is undertaking projects to create another made-in-Japan commodity out of IT-merged glass frames.

June 30, 2017 at 1:42 am

Crowdsourcing Fast Booming

Most workers (95%) commute to the office for pay and some 5% option to work outside the office for pay - and the ratio is rising in favor of the latter.

June 28, 2017 at 2:27 am

Rakuten to Embark on Minpaku Business

Minpaku may perhaps be new to you but Airbnb may ring a bell - it's a jargon you might interpret as a way of making available private residence for vacation rental, the kind of business the US firm Airbnb is running the world over.

June 27, 2017 at 1:14 am

Sota Fujii Did It at Last!

Don't say you are fed up with Sota and tired of Fujii -because it's well worth reading about him, folks.

June 26, 2017 at 1:18 am

Japanese Dancers Sparkle in Moscow Ballet Competition

Okawa is from Aomori, Japan and belongs to a ballet troupe in the Tatarstan Republic in Central Russia. Чино(Chino) Марк is the eldest son of Masami Chino of Machida, Tokyo of the Russian Ballet.

June 22, 2017 at 11:52 pm

Sota Fujii Stretched Winning Streak to 28 to Tie All-time Record

A historic feat was displayed on June 21 in Osaka as the legendary 14-year-old 4-dan Shogi player, Sota Fujii, won his 28th game of his professional career since his debut in last October to tie the all-time record marked 30 years ago by Hiroshi Kamiya 8-dan.

June 21, 2017 at 12:20 am

Tea-fed Beef to Beef Up Popularity of Japan's Top Tea Country: Shizuoka

Top Sukiyaki beef comes either from Kobe or Matsuzaka and possibly from Omi, Maekawa, etc., or you nake it.

June 19, 2017 at 11:28 pm

Tourist Pollution? in Kyoto

The story has to do with a disturbing movement in one of Japan's most charming tourist town - Kyoto.

June 18, 2017 at 11:47 pm

Seat-In-Coach Now Available to Tour Japan by Bus

A great news afoot for foreign tourists: an extensive sightseeing bus service is currently under study by nine bus service operators from Hokkaido to Kyushu to provide a Japanese equivalent of the so-called seat-in-coach service common in the western countries.

June 16, 2017 at 1:34 am

Honda's Sportbike Series CBR1000RR Up for Total Renewal

Honda remodeled its top sportbike BR1000 RR series this spring for the first time in nine years, succeeding in mass production of a light Titan-made fuel tank for the first time in the world in Kumamoto where the aftereffects of the earthquake remain everywhere.

June 15, 2017 at 12:11 am

Shuhei Tada Clocked 9.94 Seconds in 100m Dash

Though with a tailwind of 4.5 m per second, Shuhei Tada, junior at Kansei Gakuin University, clocked 9.94 seconds in a 100m dash race in Kanagawa, June 10.

June 14, 2017 at 12:58 am

Kounotori (Ciconia ciconia) Fledging in Tokushima

Kounotori or white stork is a special natural monument, the wild species of which exterminated 40 years ago in 1971.

June 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm

Shogi Progidy Fujii Stretches Winning Streak to 23

You recall our past episodes "14-Year-Old Shogi Prodigy Outplayed 62 Years Older Veteran" and "Rising Shogi Prodigy Fujii Trounced Grandmaster Habu", and now for the third time I am tempted to report on this miraculous shogi (Japanese chess) player of mere 14 years of age who reminds me of the dramatic entry of Bobby Fischer into the stage of the world of chess.

June 12, 2017 at 1:16 am

High School Homerun King Stretched Record to 100

How about a story of a high school baseball hero for a change?

June 9, 2017 at 12:28 am

Ishikawa-Yoshimura Won Gold Medals in WTTC Mix Doubles, Dusseldorf

At the World Tabe Tennis Championships in Dusseldorf, Japan's mixed-doubles pair, Kasumi Ishikawa and Maharu Yoshimura, won Japan a pair of gold medals in mixed doubles for the first time in 48 years since Nobuhiko Hasegawa and Yasuko Imai had won their own at Munchen in 1969.

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